04 July 2007

Transformers has Arrived


The Transformers movie is here. Its made $36 million in a day and a half including a $27.5 million biggest Tuesday ever.

I caught this movie on Tuesday morning, and thought it was pretty good. It is definitely one of the better cartoon to live action translations out there. There are some great action scenes, especially with Starscream and Blackout. Bumblebee is awesome and Prime is pretty cool too. Also, there are a lot of humans in the movie and surprisingly they are all fairly interesting. Having said that, the big battle sequence was a bit too crowded and it was hard to tell who was fighting who. Also, the Deceptacons have a little gremlin bot that is kinda lame. But overall, an enjoyable experience.

If you have seen the movie, what did you think? How much is this mother gonna make?

8 comments:

j said...

I have to say that I loved it and will likely see it a second time at some point. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Especially during the first two-thirds or three-fourths of the film, I again and again thought how cool the show was. I think that even non-Transformers buff will love it. Its a great "popcorn movie" and the acting is much better that typical in films of this nature.

Ricikalz said...

DAMN YOU BAY, for making the most flat out PURE AWESOMENESS movie of our decade. My theater was packed today, and it was clear everyone was going to see Transformers. One of my best exhilarating movie theater experiences ever. Everyone applauded at everything. We laughed at all the jokes and especially Bumblebee taking a piss on the Sector 7 agent. I sat up front, and boy did this movie grab you by the ears. I could literally feel the ground shake during those intense battle scenes. Shia reminded me of myself when getting my new car. One of the greatest movies of this year.

ZombieElvis said...

Hey Chip Chief, my review is a bit long so I'll throw a link your way. I agree with you about the movie.

radnaksirun said...

Hey dude

LOVE the movie, still HATE the (re)designs. Imagine if they stuck with the original designs for the bots. TOTAL geekasm.

finky the kid said...

excuse me. I just threw up a little in my mouth

ricikalz said...

@ radnaksirun --

The original G1 designs? GET OVER IT! The news modernized designs are SOOOO much better and cooler... besdies it wouldn't even look right with those blocky bots. I have nothing against the old skool G1 designs, but to put in this movie, it would straight-up look like a cartoonish mess. NEVER I SAY!

Shiro said...

I agree. G1 designs would never work in a live-action movie.

The movie was awesome, I loved it! I saw it Monday night, Thursday night, and I'm going to see it again tomorrow afternoon with my Dad and two sons, (I'm 36). Anyway, the second time, I had a much better handle on the action, I definitely recommend it. The only problem being that the inherent cheesiness of almost all of Frenzy's scenes are almost worse. Turturro's hammy acting is also a bit more noticeable. Other than that, it was better the second time, and I can't wait to see it again tomorrow...

Peter Cullen gave me shivers, I shit you not. It's also funny that I really fell in love with Barricade's and Megatron's voices this time through. My 12 year-old son said Barricade's voice sounded "scary", and he's kind of tough... Very well done. Hugo Weaving did a fantastic job on Megatron. The voice seemed familiar all through his scenes, and I didn't remember that it was Weaving until I got home... Then I thought, "no wonder"...

I could go on and on, but I'll just say that I never was into Transformers as a kid, except for the '86 movie, (because all the old characters died and someone said "shit"), so this was a cool experience to see an incarnation of TF I *can* get into...

Anonymous said...

*SPOILERS*!





Okay, let's get things straight, the movie was an explosive bliss of entertainment. But things I found that were ridiculous annoying were...

- Freny, I think this guy had too much screen time, I thought he as cool after seeing him hack the mainframe and stuff, but it got to the point where he was just too much.
- I WANTED more screen time of these TRANSFORMERS ! Especially Ratchet, Barricade, Starscream, and Jazz, and oh speaking of Jazz
- WHY DID THEY HAV TO KILL HIM OFF? Okay, the really pissed me off. That was totally UNFAIR. He's probably the only Autobot that adds some personality into the group, AND THEY KILL HIM OFF.
- They honestly need to get new writers, OR FIX there dialogue. The stupid, corny one liners reminded me of Fantastic Four 2 ROTSS, using the phrase "MY BAD". Just to name an example.


Other then that, PLEASE if they do a sequel, hopefully they will fix those mistakes, but no movie is ever perfect. But I loved it regardless...